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Fanfare on "Adeste Fidelis"

Jim Colonna

Fanfare on “Adeste Fideles” The bright main theme (O Come, All Ye Faithful) sounds mainly in the brass sections. The fugue structure allows the main theme to be highlighted by different instruments with slight rhythmic and harmonic changes each time.

Jim Colonna (b. 1970) is an American composer, educator, and trumpet player. He has written many pieces for concert bands. He currently is the Director of Bands at Messiah College in Pennsylvania.

Last updated on December 3, 2023 by Palatine Concert Band